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  • IALNAZOV, Dimiter Savov
    Professor

    Institutional Economics, Economic Development

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    Searching for solutions of
    economic development problems

    IALNAZOV, Dimiter Savov
    Professor

    My research is about policies and institutions for economic development in the age of globalization. About 20 years ago I started by asking myself two simple questions: (1) why are certain countries more successful than others in achieving rapid economic growth and development, and (2) why do the outcomes of similar economic policies vary across countries? To answer the above questions, one should learn how to compare emerging and developing countries according to the ways in which they are integrated in the global economy, as well as the quality of their institutions. Students who would like to study under my supervision will need critical thinking about various theories of comparative economic development and a strong will to look for practical solutions (not necessarily based on those theories). Recently, my research has been shifting towards topics like “sustainable development”, “green economy” or “green growth”, and “green transformations” in emerging and developing countries. This implies that the future solutions of economic development problems should also include policies and institutions that reduce the damage to the natural environment and improve society’s resilience to natural disasters.

  • IKEDA, Yuichi
    Professor

    Physics, Computational Science, Complex System

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    IKEDA, Yuichi
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  • KAWAI, Eriko
    Professor

    Global Career Development, Global Communication, Intercultural Understanding, Finance

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    KAWAI, Eriko
    Professor

  • SEKIYAMA, Kaoru
    Professor

    Psychology of life-span development, Cognitive neuroscience, Intervention studies for dementia prevention

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    SEKIYAMA, Kaoru
    Professor

    I have studied plasticity of the human cognitive system. From my studies investigating how people adapt to reversed visual field over a long period, I have been amazed by human remarkable ability to adapt to such a radical environmental change. I have also noticed negative consequences of disuse of the brain. In recent years, I have been engaged in transdisciplinary research examining what types of lifestyle or intervention have anti-aging (dementia prevention) effects on the brain. As Japan is the most advanced aged society in the world, our research finding will contribute to what are needed in the future grobe. Would you join us and investigate this problem together?

  • SAKURAI, Shigeki
    Professor

    Global Energy, Mineral Resources Issue

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    SAKURAI, Shigeki
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  • TAKASHIMA, Hiroaki
    Program-Specific Professor

    International Cooperation (ODA, Evaluation, Civil Participation), Development Education

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    TAKASHIMA, Hiroaki
    Program-Specific Professor

    In 2015, the United Nations adopted the "The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development". The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) listed there are guidelines that the international community should act towards 2030. 3/4 of the world's 200 countries are developing countries. Although there has been significant progress in poverty alleviation and education and health fields through economic development and efforts to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)  since 2000, many countries still have various challenges.  I would like to study with you how international society faces development issues, thinking about the current situation and issues of Japanese society also,  with my many years of experience at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) including assignments in 4 developing countries.

  • TAKARA, Kaoru
    Professor

    hydrology, civil engineering, natural hazard science, disaster prevention technology and policy research

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    TAKARA, Kaoru
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  • YAMAGUCHI, Eiichi
    Professor

    Physics, Innovation Theory



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    YAMAGUCHI, Eiichi
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  • YAMASHIKI, Yosuke
    Professor

    Water Resource Engineering, Water Environmental Engineering, Earth & Planetary Science

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    YAMASHIKI, Yosuke
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  • DEROCHE, Marc-Henri
    Associate Professor

    Philosophy, Buddhist Studies

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    Study, Reflection and Practice (聞思修):
    In Quest for Wisdom

    DEROCHE, Marc-Henri
    Associate Professor

    The model of “study, reflection and practice” (聞思修) has been used across centuries in Asia and Japan in order to express the way to grow in wisdom (智慧). Facing global challenges, we definitely need wise leaders. But what is wisdom? My goal is to offer to students the necessary historical and intellectual background in humanities and world philosophy, encapsulated by the ancient Greek maxim “Know Thyself” or its Buddhist parallel “To Know One’s Own Mind as It Truly Is” (如實知自心). Following a rather cross-cultural approach, I aim at giving students the necessary resources in order to adapt skilfully in intercultural environments, cultivating a deeper understanding of cultural diversity, minorities, and exchanges between civilizations. My own research focuses on the Buddhist “quest for wisdom” (philosophia) through textual and historical study, fieldwork research in Asia and the Himalayan regions, and interdisciplinary collaboration with other philosophers or cognitive scientists. In this way, I envision my contribution to Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability according to (1) the preservation of the cultural and intellectual heritage of humanity, and (2) the constitution of a new body of knowledge, or “wisdom for survival,” based on the re-appreciation of the most fundamental virtues and human values that are vital for sustainable and harmonious coexistence.

  • KANAMURA, Takashi
    Associate Professor

    Commodity Finance, Energy Finance

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    KANAMURA, Takashi
    Associate Professor

  • SEKIYAMA Takashi
    Associate Professor

    International Political Economy, Environmental Politics, Law and Development

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    SEKIYAMA Takashi
    Associate Professor

    Before joining GSAIS in 2019, I experienced policy-making at the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and studied at graduate schools in Japan, China, and the United States. My research field is International Political Economy. In particular, I am interested in the cross-border interaction between politics and economics as well as its impact on environmental, economic and social sustainability. Geographically, I have been involved in a variety of projects related to the Asia-Pacific region, such as economic diplomacy toward Southeast Asia, Japan-China exchange programs, and researches on Japan, China, and the United States. Also, as a researcher, I have actively devoted myself to policy-making of national and local governments. I am looking forward to working for better future together with you: especially, those who want to engage in policy-making at national governments or international organizations; those who want to be successful in dynamic Asia; and those who want to contribute to realizing a sustainable society. See you at GSAIS!

  • YOSHIDA, Tomonaga
    Program-Specific Associate Professor

    Management (R&D, Consortium, Evaluation), Biomimetics

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    YOSHIDA, Tomonaga
    Program-Specific Associate Professor

    There are many issues that need to be tackled on a global scale, such as energy, environment, economy, and biodiversity, for sustainable development. And because these issues are intricately intertwined, we cannot solved with just one expertise. Also, there is no correct answer. Therefore, it is necessary to derive the direction from a high viewpoints beyond the boundaries of academic and to put it into practice. In addition, we need management skills and a sense of balance to lead a variety of teams. Therefore, liberal arts is indispensable to global leaders and managers. Let's refine liberal arts as your advantage.

  • ZHAO, Liang
    Associate Professor

    Fundamental Informatics, Computation

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    ZHAO, Liang
    Associate Professor

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  • TOSA, Naoko
    Program-Specific Professor

    Culture and Computing, Media Art, Art Science Innovation

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    TOSA, Naoko
    Program-Specific Professor

    Nowadays, society is becoming more and more complex and diverse.
    Also, people are too busy.
    Important things are invisible to our eyes.
    For natural and healthy life, everybody needs an artistic mind.
    If you have an artistic mind, you can find hidden beauty in nature.
    Seeing hidden beauty can remove all our barriers such as language and cultural differences, because our hearts become unified.

  • MIZUMOTO Kenji Program-Specific Assistant Professor

    Infectious Disease Epidemiology

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    MIZUMOTO Kenji Program-Specific Assistant Professor

    Dr. Kenji Mizumoto, an expert in infectious disease epidemiology, is a Program-Specific Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability at Kyoto University. Before coming to Kyoto, Dr. Mizumoto was a clinical assistant professor at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. His professional interests include the study of the effectiveness of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions against infectious disease. Using a variety of epidemiological methods and statistical/mathematical modelling, he aims to identify optimal public health strategies based on scientific data that can lead effective policy-making decisions. Prior to pursuing public health research, Mizumoto worked as a clinician at several hospitals in Japan and served as a medical officer for the Office of Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan. After the March 2011 earthquake in Japan, Mizumoto provided medical support in disaster-stricken areas as well as worked as part of a national support team for the health ministry. During his time in medical school, he also completed his MPH in the United States.

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  • ARIMOTO, Tateo Specially Appointed Professor

    Deputy Director, STI Policy Research Center and Visiting Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS),
    Vice Director, International Institute for Advanced Studies

    ARIMOTO, Tateo Specially Appointed Professor

  • FUJIWARA, Hiroshi, Ph.D.
    Specially Appointed Professor

    Chairman & President, CEO
    BroadBand Tower, Inc.

    FUJIWARA, Hiroshi, Ph.D.
    Specially Appointed Professor

  • KATO, Hideki
    Specially Appointed Professor

    President,Japan Initiative

    KATO, Hideki
    Specially Appointed Professor

  • KUNO, Sachiko, Ph.D.
    Specially Appointed Professor

    President & CEO,
    S&R Foundation

    KUNO, Sachiko, Ph.D.
    Specially Appointed Professor

  • MOCHIZUKI Harufumi Specially Appointed Professor

    President and CEO,Tokyo Small and Medium Business Investment & Consultation Co.,Ltd.
    Vice-Minister of Economy ,Trade and Industry
    Board Director, Hitachi,Ltd
    Member of the Board of ITOCHU Corporation
    President, Circular Economy Organization

    MOCHIZUKI Harufumi Specially Appointed Professor

  • MORI, Masahiko
    Specially Appointed Professor

    DMG MORI CO., LTD.
    President

    MORI, Masahiko
    Specially Appointed Professor

  • NAKAMURA, Kazuo, Ph.D.
    Specially Appointed Professor

    CMIC HOLDINGS Co., Ltd.
    Founder Chairman and CEO

    NAKAMURA, Kazuo, Ph.D.
    Specially Appointed Professor

  • NAKAYA, Hide
    Specially Appointed Professor

    Japan Broadcasting Corporation
    Senior Commentator

    NAKAYA, Hide
    Specially Appointed Professor

  • Ralf Bebenroth
    Specially Appointed Professor

    Professor,
    Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration
    Kobe University

    Ralf Bebenroth
    Specially Appointed Professor

  • SAYAMA Nobuo Specially Appointed Professor

    Representative Director & Partner, Integral Corporation
    Chairman & Representative Director, SKYMARK AIRLINES INC.
    Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University
    Visiting Professor, Business School of  Business Administration, Hitotsubashi University
    Visiting Professor, Kansai University

    SAYAMA Nobuo Specially Appointed Professor

  • SEN, Genshitsu
    Specially Appointed Professor

    15th Grand Master,
    Urasenke Chado Tradition

    SEN, Genshitsu
    Specially Appointed Professor

  • YAMAZAKI, Setsuko
    Specially Appointed Professor

    Former Country Director,
    United Nations Development Programme
    (UNDP) in Cambodia

    YAMAZAKI, Setsuko
    Specially Appointed Professor

  • YAMAWAKI, Takeshi
    Specially Appointed Professor

    Senior Correspondent, The Asahi Shimbun

    YAMAWAKI, Takeshi
    Specially Appointed Professor

  • YASUDA, Takahiko
    Specially Appointed Professor

    Executive Adviser, NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE EAST CORPORATION
    Executive Adviser, NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE WEST CORPORATION
    Executive Adviser, NTT DATA Corporation
    Executive Adviser, NTT Urban Development Corporation
    Corporate Adviser, National Network for Victim Support
    The 60th President of the National Police Academy

    YASUDA, Takahiko
    Specially Appointed Professor

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